On Wednesday, July 18 the RNLA will be hosting its second-annualSummer Rooftop Reception featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Shapiro's Twitter feed is a must-read for those following the Supreme Court generally and right now on the Kavanaugh nomination. Shapiro will be giving a brief review of this year's Supreme Court term and discussing the ongoing efforts to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Shapiro has been a staunch supporter of Judge Kavanaugh since President Trump announced his nomination on July 9th. Immediately after the announcement, Shapiro wrote:
Brett Kavanaugh is a strong pick for the Supreme Court.
In his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a devotion to legal text and constitutional principle. I admire his dedication to the Constitution’s structural protections for liberty, his steadfast defense of the rights of speech and religious conscience, and most notably his willingness to question the excesses of the regulatory state. He has repeatedly affirmed that judges serve not as the champions of faction, but as the readers of laws and adjudicators of disputes.
One thing is for sure - the left will do and say anything to attack Judge Kavanaugh. Shapiro has been known to take a more humorous approach when delving into hard-hitting issues and hits the nail on the head.
On the day of the announcement of Judge Kavanaugh being nominated to replace Justice Kennedy, Shapiro made a prediction in a Fox Business interview that he will "be on the bench the first week of October." Just a few days ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that hearings for Judge Kavanaugh will be "in late August or early September" and that Kavanaugh, whom he described as an "all-star," would be confirmed in time to be on the court for its new term on October 1.
We look forward to hearing more about Judge Kavanaugh and the Senate confirmation process from one of the leading commentators on this issue this Wednesday. To RSVP for this event, please click here.